Most Often Asked Questions:

Q. Where and when are Death Cafes held?

A.  They are held all over the world.  When I introduced the Death Cafe in San Diego my goal was to have one in every neighborhood in our beautiful city.  You can now find them from North County all the way to South Bay and over to East County.  Go to www.deathcafe.com put in your zip code and you will find the closest one to you.  You will find that dates, days and times vary to suit your schedule.  The next two in San Diego will be in December in Hillcrest www.deathcafe.com/deathcafe/1396/  and Mission Valley www.deathcafe.com/deathcafe/1394/.

Q. Who comes to a Death Café?

A. Anyone is welcome.  It’s an event for ages 18+ families, friends and coworkers.  Bring an open mind, an open heart and your curiosity.

Q. Is there a cost to attend?

A. There is no charge to attend but donations to help cover costs are appreciated.

Q. Do I need to rsvp?

A. Yes, rsvp if you’d like to secure your spot at the event. Death Cafes have been wait listed in the past so someone who has reserved a spot and is on the list will be seated first.

Q. Where can I learn more about the Death Café?

A. Go to www.deathcafe.com, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deathcafesandiego or send us an email at deathcafesd@gmail.com to be added to our email list.

Q. What can I expect at a Death Café?

A. We adopt the European “salon” model of Death Café: free-flowing conversation around the topic of death-from-any-angle. Openness is the only prerequisite. We steer away from the facilitated approach, guest speakers and “hands-on activities.”  It is not a grief support or counseling session.  Rather, it’s a group directed discussion of death, dying and living with no specific agenda, objectives or themes.